For those in the Northeast, we are just beginning to return to some stages of normalcy. Power is being restored, cable/Internet is making its way back, and commerce is beginning to open its’ doors. Surely we will be taking significant detours and planning some driving habits over the next few weeks, but towns will try to return to some kind of normalcy.
That being said, it’s crucial that your school try to establish your daily routine as quickly as possible. Having special schedules or anything that is different “just because” is not needed. Normalcy is needed for students and for staff. Everyone in the school has gone trough the natural disaster together, and having a normal routine will help all.
Naturally, you’ll have some students and staff that will be still effected by the storm. It wouldn’t hurt to reach out to your counselors and offer some resources to aid in assisting those in need (links will be below). Also, local hospital or clinics tend to offer grief or trauma counseling services free of charge after natural disasters. If your school needs it, make a phone call and see if they will.
Some post-crisis links: